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Oasis Quiz Oct 2010 - prelims with answers

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The preliminary round for the Oasis quiz, organized in October 2010 at BITS Pilani. With audio/video questions removed.

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Oasis Quiz Oct 2010 - prelims with answers

  1. 1. The Oasis Quiz 2010Answers to the Preliminary RoundRated PG-13 for language and disturbing visual imagery.<br />Conducted by Satyajit Chetri<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Japanese artist Hiro Yamagata was commissioned to recreate them using fourteen laser systems to project the images where they once stood. The laser systems will be solar and wind-powered. The project, which will cost an estimated $9 million, is currently pending UNESCO approval. If approved, the project is estimated to be completed by June 2012. What was this about?<br />
  3. 3. Bamiyan Buddha statues in Afghanistan<br />
  4. 4. 2<br />Though the primary ruling family of the land was devoutly Hindu, it was well-known for its religious tolerance. Jews consider this to be the only place on earth where they were not persecuted in any way. Christianity reached here before it reached many of the leading European 'Christian' territories, by one of the disciples of Jesus Christ - St. Thomas - who is believed to have reached here in 52 A.D. Muslims consider this land to be one of the very few places where their messenger - Malik Dinar - met with no resistance. Which place and dynasty?<br />
  5. 5. Kerala/Kochi kings.<br />½ points for each.<br />
  6. 6. 3<br />Founded by Richard Saul Wurman and Harry Marks in 1984, its mission statement reads:<br />We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we're building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world's most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.<br />
  7. 7. TED ( Technology Entertainment Design)<br />For more information, go to www.ted.com<br />
  8. 8. 4<br />The Tamil film Enthiran, featuring a little-known actor from South India, has been dubbed into two languages – Hindi and Telugu. The Hindi version is called Robot. What is the Telugu version called?<br />
  9. 9. Robo.<br />Full marks for exact spelling only.<br />
  10. 10. 5<br />a radar device at a fixed location that, upon receiving a radar pulse, transmits a reply pulse that enables the original sender to determine his or her position relative to the fixed location<br />Facebook's advertisement system that sent data from external websites to Facebook, for the purpose of allowing targeted advertisements and allowing users to share their activities with their friends.<br />One word.<br />
  11. 11. Beacon.<br />
  12. 12. 6 *<br />What is the capital of Sudan?<br />
  13. 13.
  14. 14. 7<br />Originally used in British and French military uniforms in the mid-19th century, they gained popularity in the U.S. in the 20th century after military men returning from the Philippines after the Spanish-American War brought them back. The name came from the Spanish term for the place where they were made, and because most of the people who wear them, especially in the Philippines, are peasants. What apparel?<br />
  15. 15. Chinos<br />
  16. 16. 8 *<br />Modern versions of tournaments, including the World Championship, contain all or some of the following rounds:<br /><ul><li>Accuracy:
  17. 17. Endurance:
  18. 18. Fast Catch:
  19. 19. Trick Catch/Doubling:
  20. 20. Consecutive Catch:
  21. 21. MTA 100:
  22. 22. Long Distance:
  23. 23. Juggling:
  24. 24. Aussie Round: </li></ul>What tournament?<br />
  25. 25. Boomerang.<br />
  26. 26. 9 *<br />Which island was named in 654 BC by Phoenician settlers who, ironically enough, dedicated it to the god of the music and dance Bes? It was later known to Romans as "Ebusus“, and is one of the places that claim to be Christopher Columbus’s birthplace.<br />
  27. 27. Ibiza<br />
  28. 28. 10<br />
  29. 29.
  30. 30. 11 *<br />When Karna died in the war, his soul transcended to heaven, where he was offered gold and jewels as food. However, Karna needed real food to eat and asked Indra, the lord of heaven, the reason for serving gold as food. When told the reason, Karna gave a valid counter-argument which was accepted, and to make amends, Karna was permitted to return to earth for a 16–day period. What was the reason given by Indra and Karna?<br />
  31. 31. Karna had never offered Shraddha to his ancestors by feeding others.<br />Points for shraddha ceremony.<br />
  32. 32. 12 *<br />Nor again is there anyone who loves or pursues or desires to obtain pain of itself, because it is pain, but occasionally circumstances occur in which toil and pain can procure him some great pleasure. To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?<br />This is from the English translation of Cicero’s On the Ends of Good and Evil. Give me the first two words of the original Latin version.<br />
  33. 33. LoremIpsum.<br />These are used as placeholder text in any UI mockup.<br />
  34. 34. 13<br />Following a shortage that led to a delay in California, a company spokesman for Hospira, the sole American manufacturer of the drug, expressed strong reservations about its use in the procedure. "Hospira manufactures this product because it improves or saves lives, and the company markets it solely for use as indicated on the product labeling. The drug is not indicated for ____ _____ , and Hospira does not support its use in this procedure." What drug, and what use?<br />
  35. 35. Sodium Pentothal/Sodium Thiopental/Pentothal<br />Lethal Injection.<br />½ points for each.<br />
  36. 36. 14<br />Matthew Patel, Lucas Lee, Todd Ingram, Roxy Richter, Kyle Katanagi, Ken Katanagi, Gideon Graves. <br />Who is the eighth in the list?<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. 15<br />Towards the north of the equator, the winds of the northern and southern hemisphere come together leading to light, shifting, and sometimes completely absent winds that trap sailing ships for days (or even weeks) without enough wind to power their sails. The word used to describe this phenomenon is also used to refer to a listless, despondent person. What word?<br />
  39. 39. Doldrums<br />
  40. 40. 16<br />It was developed in Ayodhya, with part of its name derived from the Sanskrit word mavya. It is referred to as the "Science Of Eight Limbs" because it makes use of punches, kicks, elbows and knee strikes, thus using eight "points of contact", as opposed to "two points" (fists) in Western boxing and "four points" (hands and feet) used in sport-oriented martial arts. Which national sport?<br />
  41. 41. Muay Thai.<br />( Bet you got distracted by Ayodhya, didn’t you? )<br />
  42. 42. 17 *<br />Where would you hear Himanshu Joshi on vocals and TuhinChakravarty on the tabla and Indian percussion?<br />
  43. 43. Indian Ocean, the band.<br />AsheemChakraborty’s replacements on Indian Ocean.<br />
  44. 44. 18<br />After 9871094238709572490875901238475 prototypes, the final "El Diablo con Dos Wheelos" was forged in the deepest depths of Mordor by none other than Communist advocate Jared Fogle. ____ do not use gas or electricity as power, they are instead propelled along by the owners penis envy. The current slogan of ____ is - "_____, Eat Fresh!". This is a reference to the fact that many fat people accidentally eat theirs instead, because it would take 6 ____ to carry one fat person. <br />Uncyclopaedia description of something. What?<br />
  45. 45. The Segway<br />
  46. 46. 19<br />_____ are the friends who sneer when you cop to liking Coldplay. They're the people who wear t-shirts silk-screened with quotes from movies you've never heard of and the only ones in America who still think Pabst Blue Ribbon is a good beer. They sport cowboy hats and berets and think Kanye West stole their sunglasses. Everything about them is exactingly constructed to give off the vibe that they just don't care. <br />Time magazine, 2009.<br />
  47. 47. Hipsters<br />
  48. 48. 20<br />The biggest grossing game on the iPhone/iPad.<br />
  49. 49. Angry Birds<br />
  50. 50. 21<br />
  51. 51. Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series<br />
  52. 52. 22<br />Actress NoomiRapace on the left playing character X on the right. Which character/movie?<br />
  53. 53. LisbethSalander/The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo/any of the Millenium Trilogy movies<br />
  54. 54. 23<br />Who composed this song? ( Allah KeBandey)<br />
  55. 55. Vishal-Shekhar<br />
  56. 56. 25<br />Larry Thomas’s character in Uwe Boll’s video-game adaptation Postal was also played by Pradhuman Singh in a recent Indian film. Which character?<br />
  57. 57.
  58. 58. 26<br />
  59. 59. Yves Saint-Laurent<br />
  60. 60. 29<br />
  61. 61. Shaft<br />
  62. 62. 30<br />
  63. 63. Roma/Romani/Gypsies.<br />
  64. 64. 31<br />
  65. 65. Steve Jobs.<br />

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